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Saddle nose is a condition where a weakening or loss of nasal cartilage in the bridge of the nose causes a depression, or saddle shape, in the midsection of the nose. Also called nasal dorsal collapse, this deformity is especially noticeable when the nose is viewed in profile. Several conditions can weaken or deteriorate the nasal septum cartilage, including trauma, drug use, prior septoplasty procedures and certain medical conditions, like Wegener’s granulomatosis. Dr. Eric Cerrati offers saddle nose repair surgery at his Park City office.

Drooping nasal cartilage can cause other changes in the nose that only exacerbate its appearance, such as a drooping or pointing tip. Ultimately, the nasal bridge can collapse complete from lack of support and cut off breathing. Due to the serious nature that a lack of nasal function presents, saddle nose repair surgery is typically recommended as early as possible to repair minimal damage and strengthen the nasal framework to prevent further deterioration.

Utah Corrections for Nasal Bridge Deformity

Each patient’s case of nasal dorsal collapse receives treatment tailored to the extent of the problem. As with all reconstructive or cosmetic procedures, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Early onset saddle nose conditions may be treated with dermal fillers. Other options include surgical implants, including bone or cartilage. When cartilage must be transplanted, it is typically taken from elsewhere in the body, like the ear or ribs. Implanted material is used to rebuild the framework for the nasal bridge.

Dr. Cerrati possesses the necessary skill and expertise to perform these nasal reconstruction procedures to correct any form of nasal bridge deformity. He is a fellowship trained, dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with years of training and experience in this field of medicine. You can trust the superior skills and artistic touch that Dr. Cerrati brings to each procedure. Contact his Park City office today to schedule a saddle nose repair consultation.

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Based on 101 reviews
Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!